Barnes Foundation – The home of one of the most important collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings in the world offers free admission and programming on the first Sunday of every month for its Free First Sundays, presented by PECO.
The Barnes also has an art library located on the lower level, which is free to visit Monday through Saturday, as well as free audio tours and free Airtime Storytime programs that are best for children ages 2-5. One of the finest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings in the world is fully wheelchair accessible, although some of the collection galleries may be unable to accommodate larger mobility devices. Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis; the Barnes suggests patrons who do not normally use a wheelchair bring a companion to help maneuver around smaller spaces. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on the main floor and lower level. Assistive listening devices are available for use in the auditorium and with the collection gallery tour. Headsets and t-coil loops are available free of charge. Sign language interpreters are available with three weeks’ advance notice; visitors must have tickets booked at the time they make the advance request for an interpreter. Film and video presentations have open or closed captioning. Service animals are welcome, and paid personal care assistants are not charged admission when accompanying their clients. 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.organd their caregivers.